A treatment curriculum built upon six critical domains in addiction recovery: addiction containment, basic recovery skills, emotional awareness and resilience, internal narrative, connectedness and spirituality, and relapse prevention. RecoveryMind treatment incorporates assignment groups, skills groups, process groups, and experiential groups into a four- week structured treatment curriculum with facilitator and client handbooks.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):
The DBT group, based on the work of Marsha Linehan, focuses on improving emotional-regulation skills, increasing distress-tolerance, and enhancing interpersonal effectiveness. DBT groups combine strategies of behavior therapy, mindfulness practices, and acceptance; while working within an overarching dialectical worldview that emphasize the synthesis of opposites.
Transformation & Breaking Barriers:
A therapeutic physical activity and intention-setting/processing group to increase endorphin and dopamine levels, enhance feelings of self-worth and self-efficacy, improve mental toughness, reduce depression and anxiety, and build resiliency.
Gender-Specific Process Groups:
This is an unstructured group session with a theme focused on addiction issues as they pertain specifically to men and women. Groups are divided by gender, giving clients an opportunity to process issues with same-gendered peers. Clients are given the opportunity to freely share struggles, concerns, and successes while receiving multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from other individuals in a safe and confidential environment.
Process groups are unstructured group sessions in which clients are encouraged to openly share any struggles, concerns, or successes. The therapist allows the group session to unfold naturally, while focusing on the interactions that come up between group members during the session. These group sessions allow clients to receive multiple perspectives, support, encouragement, and feedback from other individuals in a safe and confidential environment. The interpersonal interactions in the group setting promote deeper levels of self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness.
The recovery basics group focuses on teaching clients about 12-step recovery, using support groups to sustain recovery, and engaging clients in recovery reflections. This skills group helps clients develop daily agendas for their recovery plan, look at past dishonesties, and work on the 12 steps. Clients are able to take stock of how their addiction has shaped their lives, and differentiate themselves from their addiction disorder.
Big Book Study:
This counselor-led group session focuses on examining specific texts from the Big Book and processing how group members make meaning of the text and apply it in their own lives. Clients are encouraged to share multiple viewpoints and experiences, as well as learn from one another.
A counselor-facilitated group that focuses on preparing clients for reintegration in the community following completion of residential treatment. The purpose of the group is to increase clients’ abilities to live and participate in community life in a meaningful way. Topics covered in this group include living skills, education, client rights, health care, housing, transportation, money management, social/recreational opportunities and development.
This group focuses on helping clients develop specific skills to prevent relapse, as well as develop a deeper understanding of their addiction. Core components of this group include identifying and managing triggers, identifying and managing cravings, and identifying interventions for relapse prevention.